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Waiting for a Vaccine – Inside Higher Ed

Promising news about potential vaccine candidates brings a shred of hope to higher ed, but medical experts say “normal” is still several months away. Many plans, memos, letters and campaigns from colleges and universities about COVID-19 have often included six words: “until a vaccine becomes widely available.” Although an available vaccine for SARS-CoV-2, the virus More Info »

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COD System Implementation Information for Additional COD System Changes to Support the CARES Act – Supplemental Phase

As part of the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) System implementation planned for Nov. 8, 2020, we will make additional changes to the COD System to support the reporting requirements for withdrawn students who qualify for a Title IV waiver under the CARES Act. These changes supplement the work completed earlier this year and explained More Info »

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NASFAA Releases HEERF Reporting Timeline

In addition to navigating the distribution of emergency grants to students from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, institutions must also comply with a number of reporting requirements for both the student and institutional portion of funds received from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). To help institutions stay on track, More Info »

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Why higher ed mergers and acquisitions have slowed – UB

Merger and acquisition activity has declined by 37% through September Trade schools and institutions with nursing and computer science programs were attractive to investors this year though COVID and the election have slowed merger and acquisition activity in higher ed, a report said. While merger and acquisition activity has declined by 37% through September, compared More Info »

The 2021 Higher Education Power 100: 51-100 – City and State New York

How technology is helping to keep campuses safe during COVID-19 – eCampus News

Universities are tasked with contact tracing collecting data, and enforcing distancing protocols as they follow health recommendations Bringing everyone back to campus safely and keeping them healthy once they’ve returned is the top priority for higher-education leaders at this time, and campus CIOs are heavily involved in this planning. A Kaplan survey of admissions officers More Info »

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Despite Strains, Small Colleges Find Advantages In Dealing With COVID-19 On Campus – NPR

After the summer, Liliana Pokropski was relieved to be back on Benedictine College’s bucolic campus from her home in Wilmington, Del. While coronavirus numbers were high on the East Coast, none of the more than 2,000 students at the college in Atchison, Kan., were displaying symptoms. But when the college tested all of the students More Info »

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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Data Collection Form – Federal Register

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before December 2, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for proposed information collection requests should be sent within More Info »

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Reminder to Higher Education Institutions of October 30 Deadline for CARES Act HEERF Institutional Fund Reports – Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

As communicated in two email blasts from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) — first on September 23, 2020 and again on October 19, 2020 — postsecondary institutions that have received Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) grants under Section 18004 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act must post their first More Info »

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Educause Identifies Top IT Issues for an Uncertain Future – Campus Technology

Each year Educause releases a report examining what its members consider the top 10 issues in IT for the coming year. This year, however, members — IT leaders and professionals in higher education — faced a quandary: Nobody knows what 2021 will look like because COVID-19 is holding all of us hostage for the foreseeable More Info »

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The Long Haul – Inside Higher Ed

Some people who get infected with COVID-19 will have long-term symptoms. What does that mean for colleges? While college administrators and decision makers have stressed that they are taking the COVID-19 pandemic and its attendant health and safety concerns very seriously, there has been an underlying assumption: students — if they catch the disease — More Info »

The 2021 Higher Education Power 100: 51-100 – City and State New York